Following a multimillion-dollar asset enhancement programme spanning nine months across key facilities within the hotel, Orchard Hotel has unveiled an enhanced 360° guest experience with reimagined dining, events and lodging offerings. Upgraded areas include the hotel’s 260 Grand Deluxe Rooms, Grand Ballroom, Conference Centre, Lobby, The Orchard Cafe and Bar Intermezzo.
The storied history of Orchard Hotel traces back to late 1950s, where it began as a humble four-storey, 34-room hotel, complete with The Golden Venus – home to popular tea dances and emerging musicians of the 1960s. Redeveloped in the 1970s to cater to the tourist boom, the old building was eventually demolished in 1978, and the first inkling of the 656-key, twin-tower Orchard Hotel Singapore as it exists today took its place.
A brand new arrival experience welcomes guests through an enlivened lobby interior. The hotel's iconic clock tower is now brought to the modern age with a contemporary chandelier-inspired art sculpture, flanked by two upgraded dining and drinking destinations. The Orchard Cafe renews its legacy as a local dining icon with a vibrant new style and Signature Class buffet showcasing heritage-inspired creations and chef-curated classics. Bar Intermezzo inherits an air of sophistication with new, inviting interiors and contemporary botanical-influenced cocktails that toast to Orchard Road’s past. Overlooking the lobby from the second floor is Cantonese fine dining stalwart Hua Ting Restaurant, which was also given its own extensive makeover in 2018.
New and improved event solutions for every occasion come on the back of 11 refurbished conference and function rooms and spaces – now each more versatile than ever. A key highlight includes one of Singapore’s largest pillar-free grand ballrooms—occupying over 10,000 square feet and six metres high—refitted with a luxurious fresh new look, two floor-to-ceiling LED walls (a first in Singapore), statement lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, an impressive foyer lined with floating Orchid-inspired chandeliers, and exclusive spaces carved out for various uses. The conference centre has also been redesigned with five intimate meeting rooms and upgraded meeting facilities. Event planners will now have the luxury of choice with creative catering options from the hotel’s four award- winning culinary concepts—Hua Ting Restaurant, The Orchard Cafe, Mon Bijou and Bar Intermezzo—as well as a Halal-certified kitchen, ensuring that all tastes and diets are catered for.
260 Grand Deluxe guest rooms in the hotel’s Orchard Wing have also been given a facelift. Each well-appointed room has been elegantly designed to provide maximum comfort and the best of living styles at every turn. With today's sophisticated traveller at heart, the newly refurbished rooms are now equipped with upgraded amenities including Handy smartphone that offers unlimited mobile data to make local and select international calls; six USB ports and both wired and wireless high-speed internet to ensure 24/7 connectivity; and a Smart TV loaded with a variety of channels to keep them plugged into current affairs. Unwind after a long day of shopping along the famed Orchard Road in the modern comforts of the new Grand Deluxe room – put on a bath in the luxurious Japanese soaking tub (select room configurations), or call for one of 12 signature spice-based cocktails from Bar Intermezzo to be delivered right to your room.
For great margaritas and delicious Mexican food, you must check out the newly-refurbished Margarita's at Dempsey Hill!
Margarita's is a hidden gem located in the area that offers a wide range of authentic and succulent Mexican cuisine.
With an unyielding passion for exciting, yet clean and authentic flavours, founder and owner and chef-to-date, Andy Yap, is the brainchild behind Singapore's first Margarita's restaurant. From its humble beginning at Faber Drive in 1988, Margarita's rapidly expanded to the East Coast, and subsequently blossomed as a hidden gem at Dempsey Hill.
Subway® Fresh Forward Restaurant has landed in Singapore. The new restaurant design includes a modern layout, new technology features and menu innovations.
The new Subway® Fresh Forward design is currently in 157 locations across 15 countries around the world. There are currently 90 locations in various stages of construction and 166 restaurants in the design phase. With this Subway Fresh Forward design, the Subway® team has improved each aspect of the customer experience. The outlet at The Clementi Mall is the first Subway® Fresh Forward restaurant in Singapore. Customers can enjoy the enhanced features of the Fresh Forward design in 20 Subway® Singapore restaurants by end of this year.
The Subway® Fresh Forward design welcomes a distinctive “S” Choice Mark, easily identified at a glance, alongside fun interpretations of the brand’s quality ingredients playfully captured in wall art pieces in store. The restaurant is designed to offer guests an enhanced Subway® experience, delivering a vibrant color palette, with a dynamic digital menu, and a flexible, comfortable environment for dine in or on the go.
Each aspect of customer experience was improved to exceed guest expectations. Specifically, the Subway® Fresh Forward restaurants will sport a brand-new Choice Mark dining area, state-of-the-art equipment with modern food displays for cookies, fresh baked bread and crisp vegetables, prepared by their Sandwich Artists™. Besides a personalized experience with Subway® Radio and the restaurant’s advanced freestyle drink dispensing machine, customers will also be able to enjoy added convenience with cashless payment options, including Apple and Samsung Pay, complimentary Wi-Fi and multiple charging sockets available in stores.
The Subway® Fresh Forward design also incorporates eco-friendly initiatives. Beyond energy-efficient LED lighting and water-saving appliances, the refreshed wall coverings and moulding are made with 34 per cent recycled content and water-based inks, and 90 per cent recycled materials respectively.
For all needs, desires and everything in-between, the new Robinsons Raffles City has everything you're looking for.
The newly refreshed Robinsons Raffles City isn't just a place where you'll find the latest and most exclusive label and products. And you won't just find over 80 new brands in fashion, home, beauty brands and spa services across 3 new sparkling levels. What you will find is everything you're looking for in a whole new shopping experience.
You can also get your style on with an appointment at the lavish Personal Shoppers Lounge.
The story of Robinsons began on 25 February 1858, when John Spicer and Philip Robinson founded Spicer and Robinson, a family warehouse at Commercial Square. And having operated across 3 centuries, Robinsons has no desire of deviating from a vision established more than 158 years ago – to provide customers with accessible, contemporary products and a thoroughly enjoyable shopping experience.